A Piece of Luxury in Your Home
By far, glass is the most popular choice for modern railing right now. It is a trending alternative to wooden handrails and spindles and we see why!
Glass railing has stunning visual impact, adds openness, makes spaces feel bigger and facilitates light flow. It adds luxury and value to a home and when designed and installed correctly, is incredibly safe and functional.
Unobstructed views of your landscape or of your open concept home are made possible with transparent glass railings. The beauty of glass is it can make the most of big open spaces while feeling smaller rooms feel larger.
Beautiful, But Safety First
Glass railing is the only railing that offers a truly unobstructed view of the area beyond, be it a beautiful landscape or interior living space.
Installing glass railings can add an element of luxury while offering a functional, safe boundary to stairs, decks, balconies, or landings.
There are two types of glass used for railing, both with safety features built in - laminated and tempered. Laminated glass is two pieces of glass with a layer of material pressed in the middle. The middle layer adds a component of safety by ensuring only one side of the glass breaks, meaning less chance for big shards and injuries.
Glass railing is typically made from tempered glass. Tempered glass uses a process that hardens the glass using a heating and cooling ordinary glass. The heat used is wildly hot - 1200 degrees fahrenheit or more! It is then cooled quickly (a process aptly called quenching) to create a glass panel far stronger than plain old glass.